|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Watatic, Nutting Hill, MA|
||Ski trails, Wapack Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, January 1, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Bennett Street off Pillsbury Rd. near gate for old ski area. One car when we arrived, two more right after we started. |
||Ice - Breakable Crust |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Hard to find elevation gain in MA hikes near home - weâ€™re staying local per COVID - and since we did Wachusett a few days ago, we opted for here on a late-day start. We followed Franklin Sitesâ€™ (great as always) trail report on the alternate approach from the former ski area which totaled 900â€™ gain, about 200â€™ more than the typical Watatic loop. Easy to park and the back side of mountain in the former ski area was great for social distancing - saw just one person on ascent until we hit Watatic summit. A fair amount of ice on low lying roads and on Watatic ledges but it was mostly avoidable, so our spikes went for a ride today. Tomorrowâ€™s rain storm may change that. Midstate/Wapack Tr was in great shape although past Nutting Hill the trail was heavily iced and probably requires spikes for northbound traffic - we stopped here so canâ€™t report on this.|
Many families out enjoying New Years Day in reasonable winter temps and light winds.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.